Pottery & Home Decor
Christine McGrath and Reid Maltby
Madra Rua and Bibelot Design Studio is a small creative space run by husband and wife, Christine McGrath and Reid Maltby.
Our luxury line of home decor is handcrafted, right down to the textiles which are block-printed, silk-screened or dyed on 100% linen. All of the textiles are combined with wood veneer and glass to create mirrors, frames, coasters, table art and even a line of holiday ornaments.
The studio was started in 1992 in Whistler, British Columbia, by Christine who was self taught.
Over the years she took many courses and workshops to help evolve the work.
In 2006, as the studio got busier, Reid quit his job as a physiotherapist and stepped in.
We now work together in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario’s wine country.
Our inspiration comes from many places. Just by being aware of surroundings, sitting quietly in the yard, to travelling and visiting other places. Simple, clean designs are what we are drawn to ourselves, so that naturally shows through in the work. We are always striving for authenticity.
Our designs change from year to year, not just to keep things fresh for shops and galleries, but for us so we don't stagnate. We always want to feel excited about what we are putting out into the world. That desire to keep working on new designs is what drives the business forward. It's important to put time aside to create new work.
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